Jan 15

Writing Goals, 15th January, 2017

 

Hi Everyone,

 

As you can see, I am running a little late today. Youngest is sat beside me completing his creative writing homework. We have the cat with us too, so the table is both full and distracting. I will try to make sense, regardless.

 

Previously on Tales of a GM:

 

  • 4 hours – Primary Goal – Layout short pdf
  • 1 hour – Secondary Goal – Write long pdf
  • 1 hour – Tertiary Goal – Run & promote Blog Carnival
  • 1 hour – Social Media – Visit different Forums and write five posts or comments
  • 2 hours – Write, edit & post long blog article
  • 30 mins – Weekly Task – Website
  • 1 hour – General Fiction
  • 2 hours – Write First draft picture book
  • 1 hour – Research website
  • 1.5 hours Fiction Bonus – Agent & Edit submission

 

Even with this long list of tasks, I achieved most of them through the week. The builder remains off sick, so the house was quiet and I could focus. Layout of the short pdf is progressing slowly, as I include lots more images in the book. The pdf is more visually appealing, but takes longer. I believe it will be worth the effort. Other highlights for the week included January’s submission to a literary agent. Of course, this crosses the item off the list, allowing my focus to shift elsewhere.

 

However, I failed to move forward on the second website. I want this sorted for February, meaning I must devote more time here this week. Sadly, I am still trying to juggle multiple tasks. Greater focus would probably help, but there is so much to do. Another week without the builder, and I might shorten this list further.

 

Thankfully, roleplaying remains quiet. We are brainstorming the setting to our next story arc, which requires minimal prep from me. Instead, I am investing time in building the latest version of rules for the game. This should pay off for me in February.

 

Looking ahead to this week, my schedule is very similar to last time:

 

  • 4 hours – Primary Goal – Layout short pdf
  • 1 hour – Secondary Goal – Write long pdf
  • 1 hour – Tertiary Goal – Run & promote Blog Carnival
  • 1 hour – Social Media – Visit different Forums and write five posts or comments
  • 3 hours – Write, edit & post long blog article
  • 30 mins – Weekly Task – Website
  • 1 hour – General Fiction
  • 2 hours – Write First draft picture book
  • 1.5 hours – Research second website
  • 1 hour Fiction Bonus – Magazine submission

 

So, another busy week. As ever, I need a good day tomorrow to give me the momentum to carry through the week. Bonus writing time today would also help.

 

Find out how I performed here

 

Wishing you a productive week

Phil

 

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